Tria Smothers, LCMHC


My Approach

We as humans are social beings and we live with systems that influence how we respond and behave in life. I believe that you are an expert on you and want assistance on your personal journey to work through those systems to be your authentic self. I bring a collaborative and nonjudgmental approach to therapy, allowing you to have a safe space to find the answers that you need along with challenging thought patterns that may hold you back. I combine a client-centered approach with cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, mindfulness, motivational interviewing, and movement to build resilience, develop coping strategies, and cultivate self-awareness and self-acceptance.


  • Treatment Specialties

  • Services Provided

  • Education

    M.A Counseling in Clinical Mental Health, Wake Forest University
    B.A. International Comparative Studies, Duke University

  • Experience

    My experience ranges from working in a community outpatient setting and residential treatment setting assisting adults with co-occurring substance use and mental health. During my internship, I conducted and refined my skills in assessment, treatment planning, and individual and group treatment of substance use and mental health disorders including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorders, trauma, and life transitions.

  • Insurances

    Blue Cross Blue Shield (excluding Blue Home with UNC Health Alliance and HMO plans)

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